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Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
reconciliation. if the funeral of nelson mandela, and president obama who complained on a platform of talking to enemies even if you're in a condition of great hostility, given all of those things, you're going to expect president obama to snub raul castro in front of cameras? that was unlikely to happen. >> michael smerconish, i think your take would be a quite unique. >> you can be the judge. my take is that the cuban embargo has been 100% successful in keeping the castros in power because it's given the two of them a built in bookie man for all that's wrong with their economy. i'm a believe if we had had open trade with cuba long ago the castro brothers would have fell. we should give those kids down there a taste of xboxes and see how long the castro brothers can stay in power. >> full disclosure, you have some history with the castros, no? >> as a journalist, i once was in a meeting with fidel castro, an 8-hour meeting, not that i was turned in the course of this conversation, i long believed in freedom for cuban people and disagree with the whole success of democratic and republican admini
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> president obama and the first lady are in route to south africa where nearly 90 world leaders are expected to attend tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. also on air force one, former president george w. bush, his wife laura and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter are traveling separately. the only living president not able to attend george h.w. bush, at 89 can no longer travel such a long distance. it will be held in soweto where nelson mandela made his final public appearance in 2010. ron, you have half of the world's leaders gathering, that stadium seats 95,000. it is an open air and presented significant challenges security wise. >> reporter: yes, there's perhaps not been an event like this ever, dare i say, the most comparable is the funeral of pope john paul ii in 2005 where there was 3 million people and 75 or 80 world leaders who attended. this is going to be an amazing day tomorrow. there's a lot of anticipation already. behind me you can hear people in the streets here still singing and dancing and sell bragt the l
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
. today he's gone home. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set. to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. >> president obama leading our nation in mourning. former south african mandela, his death 24 hours ago was not unexpected but caused a deep sense of loss and outpouring of memories and condolences. he spent 95 years on this earth. 27 of them in prison for treason. he led the crusade against
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